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MLB College Challenge

The College Challenge is an annual iSchool event that challenges iSchool and all Syracuse University students to see if they have what it takes to make it in the Big Leagues!

The contest invites current students to tackle real-world problems in the sports-tech industry and pitch their ideas to current employees - who are also Syracuse alums.

The event includes dinner at Manley Field House followed by an all-night hack-a-thon event where teams work on their product and their pitch. The next evening, teams pitch their creative ideas to a panel of MLB and Syracuse judges at Club 44 in the Carrier Dome. After careful deliberation by the judges, the College Challenge winner is crowned to win a grand prize trip to NYC!

Students will be able to:

  • Apply their coursework to a real business issue (all levels and skill sets welcome)
  • Innovate solutions for one of the best website and online media companies in the world
  • Develop their professional presentation capabilities
  • Receive feedback from a distinguished panel of sports media and technology professionals
  • Network with and showcase their talents to a prospective employer, current faculty, iSchool staff and other like-minded students 


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